McDaniel College will present a lecture by artist Bonnie Crawford Kotula on Thursday, March 27th at 7:00 p.m. in Peterson Hall Room 104. The lecture, which is sponsored by McDaniel’s Department of Art and Art History and Ars Nova, the college's student art club, is free and open to the public.
“I pursue art making as analysis in an effort to experiment without hypothesis,” says Crawford Kotula. “My methodology has developed directly out of a sensual relationship to material as well as a psuedo-scientific investigation of phenomena.”
Crawford Kotula collects scraps of various non-art and fine art materials, ranging from discarded plastic packaging to printmaking paper. “These materials are transformed and/or decontextualized via formal arrangements and playful juxtapositions. This approach allows my studio practice to become a means of sorting out, both materially and conceptually. The resultant objects and installations serve as documents of this process.”
Crawford Kotula received her MFA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2008 and her BA in Art from the University of Maryland College Park in 2001. Her sculpture and installation has been exhibited nationally in South Carolina, California, Delaware, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, as well as internationally in Seoul, Korea and St. Petersburg, Russia.
In addition, she has coordinated and led several workshops on sewing circuits using conductive thread at School 33 Arts Center, AVAM and the Betascape tent at Artscape. Crawford Kotula currently works at the Digital Media Center at Johns Hopkins University.
For more information about the artist, please visit http://www.bonniecrawford.com/.
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